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Shells Seafood

2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (40 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dinner for 8 with a colleague and my students fed all with healthy portions and a few appetizers for $180, including a 20% tip. I ordered a bowl of chowder for $6 as a starter and received a bit of creamy white goodness from home...More

Thank easystreets1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids oohed and ahhed over the shark attack. Very clever! I had the shrimp and scallop pasta, kids had mac and cheese kids meal and clams kids meal. The table shared the chowder, the calamari and the shrimp and crab dip. Nothing disappointed, but...More

1  Thank wolfepack2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was really quite good and I really wanted to love this restaurant. I loved the flavor of the blackened grouper that I had. The steamed vegetables were lacking a bit of flavor and didn't taste very fresh but overall I was quite...More

Thank joshjoe1026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we got there it was a 30 min wait. We sat at the bar on the patio to wait, The bartender made it a point to come and ask me if I would like something to drink or if I would like to be...More

1  Thank njonesckvex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered 1.5 pounds of the Dungeness crab. I think they gave me WAY more than that as I had to share with those at my table. But it was SOO GOOD. Very close proximity to Busch Gardens.I tried to take a picture of our...More

1  Thank Vertrice J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to shell’s with my wife last Monday and i had the best dinning experience. Our server Kayla was the sweetest. I had the shrimp pasta and my wife the snow crab. Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be coming back for the food & the...More

2  Thank JamesH10428
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner. Since it was Good Friday and we were in Tampa for a mini getaway, we needed to find a seafood restaurant. Shells came recommended on most review sites. My wife had the fried clams which is hard...More

Thank tmmsshep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant resulted in mixed impressions. I ordered a bowl of clam chowder which was huge but barely warm, so I sent it back to be reheated.. It was piping hot upon its return, and the flavor was good, but not...More

Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Visit 5*: I had the $18 Salmon Felix (fresh salmon topped with jumbo lump crab meat and roasted red peppers in a lobster cream sauce), which was accompaned by seasoned rice over asparagus. It was absolutely spectacular! I also had $6 Key Lime Pie...More

Thank ReaderPat
Reviewed 15 March 2018

My husband and I dined at Shells this evening and enjoyed it very much. His Grouper was fresh and perfectly prepared. My Shrimp Pasta was luscious. Pasta was al dente and the shrimp was not over cooked (a common problem). We received attentive service and...More

Thank Cheryl G
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Joyce R
8 December 2017|
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Response from Butch L | Reviewed this property |
Shell to my knowledge does not have a Birthday discount but they do have a veterans discount.
31 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Yes, all of our locations have a sit down bar.
12 July 2016|
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Response from happy2travel1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them having Haddock. Great Grouper though. You'll be in Florida so fresh more local fish. They have a great Salmon dish too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 39
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
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Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!
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